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Yesteryears - the history of Albany
([1983])

Miscellaneous,   pp. 107-114 PDF (3.5 MB)


Page 114

Albany's history is that of a typical Wisconsin village.
Historians are compelled to state facts as accurately as
the truth can be ascertained. Footprints in the sands of
time can be observed, their direction followed, and their
destination noted. The cold facts of history do not con-
vey the thrill of the early pioneers who stood on the
banks of the river at Campbell's Ford and viewed the un-
matched splendor of the swift, rippling river whose
banks were shaded by giant virgin maples, birches and
black oaks. They envisioned a water supply, water
power, wood for lumber and fuel. They were confident
other people would stop off there, catch their vision and
develop a thriving community.
You have read of the physical growth of the commun-
ity its triumphs and its disasters, and through it all the
desire of its people to live life to its fullest. It
is uniquely true that from its beginning to the present
day Albany citizens, no matter how far they get from the
good earth where they grew up, have an instinctive
yearning to return often to this quiet, friendly little com-
munity that still cradles Sugar River.
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